While J.J. Abrams namechecked Akira Kurosawa, John Ford, and Terrence Malick as influences on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” let’s not put too much emphasis on that. At the end of the day, audiences want to their heroes in action, and that’s what they’ll get. However, Abrams promises something a bit edgier when the lightsabers are unsheathed.
“When you look at ‘Star Wars‘ and ‘Empire [Strikes Back‘], they are very different lightsaber battles, but for me they felt more powerful because they were not quite as slick,” he told Empire (via Star Wars News Net), talking about the upcoming battle between Finn and Kylo Ren. “I was hoping to go for something much more primitive, aggressive and rougher, a throwback to the kind of heart-stopping lightsaber fights I remembered being so enthralled by as a kid.”
So, another interesting tease about what kind of “Star Wars” movie we’ll be getting with Abrams at the helm. Meanwhile, IGN dropped some nifty retro posters, a new TV spot arrived from South Korea, and Disney Channel dropped a new promo focusing on Daisy Ridley‘s Rey. Watch below.